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US markets dipped sharply again on Tuesday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average closing over 500 points down. Technology stocks, including Apple, continue to drag down the markets. Photograph:  Drew Angerer/Getty Images

World equity markets fell on Tuesday, with US stocks hurt by worries over softening demand for the iPhone and corporate growth prospects, while oil pr(...)

The Irish Times Innovation Awards take place on Tuesday in the RDS.

Monday Results: Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Guess, Urban Outfitters. Indicators: Euro zone construction output (Oct). Meetings: Asia Matters Bus(...)

The retailer has racked up more than $10 billion in losses since the turn of the decade. Photograph: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

Sears, the department store chain that once dominated the US retail landscape, filed for bankruptcy protection on Monday as it finally succumbed to a (...)

An Amazon fulfilment centre in Baltimore. These centres are where the majority of Amazon’s 500,000 employees work. Photograph: Patrick Semansky/AP

With almost half a million employees, and counting, worldwide, Amazon’s decision to raise its minimum wage to $15 (€13) per hour will cost them dearly(...)

Target  raised its annual profit forecast. Photograph:  Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Target reported its best comparable-sales growth in 13 years and said a strong economy lifted customer visits to the most in a decade, sending its sto(...)

Thursday was on track to mark the longest bull market rally in US history, stretching back to March 2009.  Photograph: Getty

Irish shares and the broader European market struggled on Wednesday even as investors on Wall Street were preoccupied with the key S&P 500 index (...)

Hostelworld chairman Michael Cawley. The online booking platform is due to present results on Tuesday. Photograph: Frank Miller

MONDAY Results: Kenmare Resources, Estée Lauder. Indicators: Euro-zone construction output (Jun); German producer price index (Jul). TUESDAY Res(...)

BP added 1.17%  to €577.20 in London, one of a clutch of oil companies to gain ground on news of rising crude prices. Photograph: Getty Images

European shares inched up aided by a strong performance from oil stocks boosted by news of an increase in crude prices. DUBLIN Former Ires Real Est(...)

It is when I have managed to superglue my sock to the floor, and am navigating a laptop keyboard with my elbow to avoid sticking to it, that I realise(...)

Chicago, 2006: Workers dye the Chicago river green as part of the city’s annual St Patrick’s Day celebrations. Photograph: John Gress/Reuters

When I lived abroad, I dreaded the inevitable question of the traditions we actually celebrate on St Patrick’s Day. If you don’t eat corned beef or pu(...)

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